For a couple of months now I’ve been using an online tool called YouVersion for my daily Bible reading. I’ve tried using various Bible reading applications before and never found them to be very useful, but YouVersion is different.
I’ll highlight some of the features that I find to be very helpful. The first feature that I really like is that you can choose from a variety of reading plans. Of course you can choose the standard plan for reading through the Bible in a year. You can choose to read through the Bible in chronological order, or you can choose to read a blended plan or really ramp up your efforts and read through the New Testament in thirty days. Or how about reading through the entire Bible in just 90 days? That sounds pretty exciting doesn’t it!
They even have a reading plan that begins on December 1st for the Advent Season which I plan to start when my current reading plan ends in late November.
All of these plans offer different ways to read the Scriptures that add a little variety to the normal reading plans. But the thing I like the most is the accountability available to me. If you have a friend that uses YouVersion with you you can set them up as your accountability partner and they will be sent an e-mail if you begin to get behind. Or I have the system set to send me an e-mail if I get behind for a day or two. Very, very useful.
Finally if you have a smart phone or other such device they have what I consider to be one of my most useful and important apps.
With the New Year right around the corner, this may be something you want to check out for the coming year.